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assault on the consulate a terrorist attack. there are mounting questions about how it all happened? >> was there actionable intelligence prior to this test. if there was not, why not? >> the administration suggested there was no advanced warning because the attack was a spontaneous react tugs anti-muslim video that sparked protests in egypt last week. >> what this began was a spontaneous, not premeditated response to what transpired in cairo. >> republicans say that is just not right. >> it shows the what happened in benghazi wufz nas not an anti-american protest or result of a youtube video, an orchestrated anti-american terrorist attack. >> it shows the the level, abysmal level of their knowledge about fundamental aspects of terrorist attacks and militant operations. >> reporter: a top intelligence official told congress that al qaeda likely did play a role, regardless of whether it was a preplanned or spontaneous attack. meanwhile in tripoli at a
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memorial for four americans killed, libya's president paid tribute to ambassador chris stevens as ariend of the libyan people. there were reports thursday that ambassador stevens believed he was on a terrorist hit list. secretary clinton and officials said there is absolutely no reason to believe that is true. jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >> certainly a lot of second guessing. >> cnn was reporting that libyan sources told the u.s. embassy personnel on the ground. they said "decrease your benghazi presence." and the libyans were scared to death. because they knew that some of this was unfolding. of course, that has not been verified by the white house. >> very interesting. representative adam smith, democrat from washington, ranking member of the armed services committee, dismissed concerns and says there was adequate protection and no actionable in tell jns to suggest a terrorist attack was imminent. >> the white house is confirming it was an act of terrorism,
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though the president wouldn't come out and say that. he let his spokesman say that. soccer fans around the world have a reputation for craziness. here an example it is dangerous. between iran between a local team in yellow, and team from saudi arabia. and everything was fine. the linesman calls the referee over, and pointing out objects being thrown. look at number 40, yellow. tosses something to the side. and it is going to explode. you heard it there and saw the camera shake. the rest high tail it out. the game was delayed for a few minutes. but concluded without further incident. no one was injured. and the game ended. if that happened. let's not just delay the game. >> cancel the game. >> and empty out the stadium. let everybody know this is completely unacceptable. >> guess that's not how they roll. >> can't have explosives. not enough there is fist fighting. >> whatever else is going on. >> are we done with our sermon. anybody who has got a brain would agree. >> let's get off the pulpit.
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friday forecast. scattered showers, gusty wind. isolated storms across florida. cooler, showers, buffalo, pittsburgh, louisville, detroit. wintry mix this evening in northern minnesota and wisconsin. >> it's louisville. >> there you go. >> 68 in detroit. 78 in baltimore. headed next week with my girlfriend. >> 80 in new orleans. >> new orleans. >> all right. >> marine experts in massachusetts have a very big job on their hand and we do mean gigantic. take a look at this enormous creature, washed ashore in cape cod, a rare leatherback sea turtle. 7 feet long. more than 600 pound. the turtle was rescued and transferred tour of the new england aquarium. >> the stach ff says the turtle joined weight at 600 pound. and lethargic. hoping to nurse him back soon. >> the largest of the sea creatures. and the driest. >> most lethargic at the moment.
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>> i do not want to be the turtle. >> no. >> coming up. what our friend and colleague, robin roberts has to say about the well-wishes and prayers. >> later, tim tebow's next move. not thaw you didn't hear it all from john. moves from football to political arena. you are watching "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. [ nicole ] so i'm trying
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extremely close to home at abc news. >> robin roberts began the next phrase of her treatment to fight a rare blood disorder. diane sawyer was there as robin got ready for her bone marrow transplant. >> r a champion is showing the power of her heart. >> this journey is as much about the mind as it is the body. you have to change the way you think in order to change the way you feel. and let me just say this last thing -- i feel the love and i thank you for it. thank you. >> repter: after 11 days in the hospital, preparing for her bone marrow transplant. >> well are going to put the new bone marrow cells, the beginning of the rebuilding phase. we have been in the kind of tearing down phase, get everything ready to accept the new cells. >> reporter: in the last eight days, intense chemotherapy, and even some one as strong as robin
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felt it. >> she was a powerhouse, but she feels crummy. it is hard to get up and even move around in the room. this is some one who is used to 50 hour days. >> surrounded by sally ann, dorothy and her friend. before it begins the room grows quiet. and sally ann makes robin smile with an old song about getting this job done. ♪ filled with lumber ♪ she's a good old worker and a good old pal ♪ >> reporter: and her pastor lead all of us in prayer. >> so right now we bless this moment. >> reporter: and her father and mother are looking done watching over her. her brother, her sisters, her beloved family at "good morning america," and all of us at abc linking arms around her as you at home watch and join this cathedral of prayer. >> that whole process took 30 to
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60 minutes. now just keeping her safe and kind of in a germ-free zone because her body is, her immune system is so low. >> though her sister is a perfect match, robin's system will try to attack the donor cells. doctors will work to prevent any symptoms of graft versus host disease when there is rejection of bone marrow transplant. though a perfect match, still a battle to make sure it is not rejected. >> it is unclear how long she will be out. determined by how her body respond to the, the bone marrow transplant. the markers typically come at 30 days. and then 100 days post transplant. just keep her in your thoughts and prayers. all going to be how her body reacts. >> there is nobody stronger than that woman, right? >> i can't think of a single person. >> incredibly inspiring. >> i'm wearing my bracelet. >> no doubt about it. tim tebow answers to a higher power. is higher office in his future? >> that's very interesting. what's next after the gridiron glory is gone? you are watching "world news
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need a football. >> hut, hut. >> i want to stake a snap. want to see you snap it. >> former high school quarterback, right? >> not exactly the my high school didn't have a football team. i played peewee leagues. >> peewee leagues doesn't count. i played flag football. >> tougher than you think. any way. we hear the music. time for football.
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>> week three in the fenfl unde way, thursday night football. giants obliterating carolina. week three of the "world news now" nfl picks competition upon us. you can see the featured games. and my picks, those of rob, and the commish, we have lions, titans along with all the other picks. >> okay, calling all fobl fans fans -- football fans, wnnfans.com. >> up there now. vote until the games start. which is 1:00 eastern time p.m. sunday. don't just list your picks as a comment. make sure you go to the particular page and vote. because otherwise we won't be able to tabulate. vote. >> hit the click. >> vote. click. >> how about my giants, huh, huh, huh? >> last day. >> 2-1. is that right, 2-1? >> yes. >> what would be the definition of a dream political candidate, name recognition, record of success, and value.
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>> one man has them all. quarterback tim tebow says he wouldn't rule out a run for office. abc's dan harris has the the story. >> reporter: if he runs he could be a strong candidate, both literally, as ill stralted ille video, shot for "vogue" magazine in an article that hits newsstand next week. in it, tee bemakes cler he is looking past his football career. there are a lot of goals and ambitionize have in life, things i went to accomplish. who knows it could be politics one day. >> at the end of the day how i define success and ability to influence others in a positive way. people will forget championships, trophies, or awards. >> tebow made similar noise as but a political career in an interview with abc's sister network, espn. i haven't ruled it out he said. now granted this potential political career is all theoretical right now. but let's game out how viable he
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could be. tebow is controversial with open displays of religiousity rubbing people the wrong way. he is known for come from behind victories that leave skeptics stamering. he has undeniable appeal. >> tebow! >> he has bill clinton charisma to me. he completely connects with whomever he is talking to. >> reporter: as of yet there is no potential first lady on the scene. the 25-year-old insisting he is staying a virgin until marriage. although he did tell vogue what he is looking for in a woman. looks play a big part. being attracted to some one plays a big part. there is also so much more than that for me. it is about finding some one sweet and kind and that has a servant's heart. one other variable, maybe tebow will run for vice president instead as a new member of the new york jets he has shown a willingness to play second fiddle to starting quarterback mark sanchez.
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okay. so this has got to be one of the cutest -- >> waiting to see the video. awe thought i have ever seen. not a huge animal lover. this is adorable. it happens at a zoo, a petting zoo. a little goat is literally drowning in the pond. you can hear the goat crying. take a look at it. out of nowhere this, i knew pigs could fly. i didn't know pigs can swim. you will see the pig do the piggy paddle over to the goat and then nudges the goat over to shore. this is cpr, certified pig rescue. and then they both go on their way. >> man. >> they're both. >> justen ein a day's work.
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he's got my back. >> i didn't know pigs can swim. >> quite well. >> you look camp? >> i love camping. >> inspired by the sydney opera house. the triangle thing. the camper. the inside. one of the pop-ups. hook it up to your pickup truck. and talk about opulence. >> not buying it. >> only one we got. a small little pop-up. >> how much? >> $37,000. it is very cool. >> that's not camping. but this is your friday polka, everybody. enjoy! ♪ ♪ [ instrumental ""world news now" polka plays ]
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this morning on "world news now" -- hot seat. president obama facing tough questions about immigration and broken campaign promises. >> one day after mitt romney was put on the spot in a miami townhall meeting. it is friday, september 21st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." happy friday, everybody. we made it to the weekend. >> tgif. >> i'm paula faris. i think. >> you are paula faris last time i checked. >> when was the last time you checked. >> days ago. you were gone. >> glad to be back. i was in texas. >> blowing the lid off something big down there? >> yes. we'll bring it soon. good to be back.
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>> good texas barbecue? >> barbecue. might have had a margarita or two. >> i'm john muller, by the way. last time i checked. rob nelson is on assignment. the presidential campaign in our top story. the labor and budgetary pains that american airlines is going through right now. delayed flights and what analysts are saying to you if you plan to book a ticket with them. history in the skies over the southwest part of our nation as the the space shuttle "endeavour" gets one step closer to its final home. this is an emotional journey. later from the shuttle's journey to spiritual journey, katy perry' deep thoughts on her big vacation from her personal life and public stage. president obama was in the hot seat before an hispanic audience on univision last night a day after mitt romney was there. >> mr. obama is likely to get the lie ynon's share of the vot. that didn't give him a free pass. with 46 days to the election.
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karen travers is following the campaign. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, paula. good morning, john. a big opportunity for president obama and mitt romney to make their case to latino voters. president obama has a big lead among the key voting group. he had to defend his lack of results on immigration. at a univision forum, president obama pushed his immigration policies. but also got another chance to jab mitt romney for his comments in that leaked video. express a that half the country considers itself victims, that somehow, they want to be dependent on government, my thinking is man you haven't gotten around a lot. >> reporter: the president said he disagreed with romney's take that many americans want or expect something from the government. >> we have gone through a challenging time. people want a hand up, not a handout. >> reporter: the president has a massive lead over romney among latinos, a two to one margin. romney was pressed to specific about what he would do
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with illegal immigrants living in the u.s. >> so you are going to deport them or not, i am not clear. >> i have some friend apparently. i am not in favor of a deportation, mass deportation effort, rounding up 12 million people. >> reporter: the president faced tough questions on immigration and he admitted he broke his campaign promise by not getting reform legislation. paula, john, he called it his biggest failure. >> yeah. >> he is getting skewered on the comment saying you can't change from washington from inside you have to change it from outside. the romney camp pounced. >> they grilled him. promise is a promise. social security, medicare, and immigration reform were his promises he said he was going to get those done within his first term. he says he hasn't been able to work bipartisan. bipartisan support. >> yes. >> this was interesting too. we talk deportation. so far, in 3 1/2 years on obama's: clock, he deported 1.4
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million immigrants. 2 million, total, spanning bush's eight years. already 1.4. close to 2 million. just gives you a number there. >> all right. see what happens with immigration and see if mitt romney can take the latest comments that obama made and make these stick for a little while. get the focus off the comments he made. political drama. >> got to love it. how many more days? >> 46. last month the biggest fund-raising month for the president re-election campaign. president obama and the democratic party raised $114 million in august. much came from grassroots donations from more than 1 million supporters. meantime, mitt romney and gop raising $111 million last month include a $20 million campaign loan from a washington bank. pentagon officials confirming a milestone in the war in afghanistan. the last of the u.s. troops sent there in the surge are now out of the country. all post three years after president obama ordered an additional 33,000 troops to battle the taliban and al qaeda, the final wave, left on
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schedule. defense secretary leon panetta says it is important to remember there are still 68,000 u.s. troops there and we are a nation at war. teenager accused in a terror plot in chicago celebrates his 19th birthday in jail. doud was denied bond at a court hearing yesterday. accused of trying to blow up a bar in downtown chicago with a fake bomb as part of an fbi sting. prosecutors claim he told an undercover agent he wanted to mount an attack because the u.s. was at war with islam and muslims. also from chicago, new evidence the anger that pilots are expressing against american airlines. they called this their informational picketing at o'hare airport. facing labor unrest, in flight cancellations and scheduling problems. as jim avila reports, things are so tense, couple flight attendants got personal in front of the passengers. >> reporter: more american airlines delays but noth like
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four hours passengers suffered through when flight attendants are gaud about a cell phone. one taking to the pa and ordering all cell phones off saying according to reports, including the other flight attendant. the dispute forced the captain to turn back from the jfk run way and change crews. american's fight is all labor related, delaying nearly 40% of theairline's flights. most forced late or canceled by an unprecedented and very significant increase in maintenance issues. abc news learned the faa is concerned enough to stepped up scrutiny of american during its bankruptcy. so far no indication safety has been compromised. but federal monitors are making more ramp checks and fly-alongs with pilots to make sure. flights were punctual, 64% of the time. normal for september, 82%. american blames pilots who they say are calling in sick 20% more than normal and overreporting maintenance issues, leading to
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547 delays compared to 100 on a there mall day. pilots' union says there is no sanctioned work action under way. my advice is until things get straightened out with the operation, if you have a choice, you ought to book another airline. >> reporter: the question for american -- even if it survives bankruptcy can it survive fighting crews and the damaged customer confidence left behind. jim avila, abc news, washington. >> nightmare for american. going to book a flight right now are you going to pick american if all things are equal and flights are similar price, will you take the chance yours is the one that gets canceled? >> you heard from the gentleman from "the wall street journal," several prominent travel gurus say too early to book away from american. they're projecting they will cancel or delay 2% of their total flights through the end of october because of this dispute. >> if you are on one of those, that might as well be every single flight. you know what i mean. >> i didn't fly american.
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>> you didn't? >> no. i flew look this. >> were your arms tired. >> they are buff right? speaking of flying, space shuttle "endeavour" is overnighting at edward air force base in california nearing the end of its historic journey west. a home coming of sorts. the shuttles assembled nearby and tested at edwards. later this morning, "endeavour" will take off again and flow lie over sacramento, san francisco, as well as silicone valley before arriving in los angeles where it will live out its days at a science museum. and on the way cross-country, "endeavour" is saluting the people who made the shuttle possible. yesterday, it flew low over toston where former ko toston -- tucson where gabrielle giffords and mark kelly were watching, the commander on the "endeavour" final mission, he requested it to honor her why who championed the program in congress >> she looks like a million bucks, great. good for her.
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the iphone five arrives today and fans are counting the hours. >> whoa! >> reporter: in asia the wait is over. some 800 people waited outside the store in downtown tokyo for days. apple made major changes in the version of the phone. expected to be a blockbuster. as many as 10 million units could be shipped by end of the month. >> you want to buy my old one? >> yeah, sure, i will give you, what, how much? how much would be a fair price for that? >> i'll give you a good deal. $6.89. >> for the phone. >> plus $300 for the adapter. >> there you go. knew there was a catch with this one. a new mother in massachusetts. she has technology to thank for let herring boyfriend be as close as possible during her delivery. >> this is something. she gave birth to a baby, liam, last weekend. problem, liam's dad is serving in afghanistan and connected on skype through the labor and through liam's arrival.
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>> the father was watching with his cousin who is coincidentally stationed at the same exact base. all went well and now they have to wait for tony to get home to meet the baby. >> that's great. >> one of the moments you will never forget. and of course, he wanted to be there in person. at least he was there via skype. >> at last he was there. images of the little fellow coming out. >> yes, for sure. coming up, a military baby that surprised a soldier mom. she didn't know she was pregnant. not sure how that happens. >> it does. baffling too. going on a spiritual tour with katy perry why she traveled so far away. how she stayed in touch. it is all coming up on "world news now." ♪ cherry chapstick ♪ undeniable >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. ♪ ♪
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♪ baby what a big surprise ♪ right before my very eyes ♪ oh >> and what a surprise it was.
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listen to this story. a british soldier stationed on the front lines of afghanistan gave birr tooth to a baby boy. >> the woman didn't know she was pregnant. more from the bbcs carolyn wyatt. >> reporter: with a place used to dealing with death than new life it was here that the baby was born. the soldier originally from fiji was close to the end of her six month tour. she is in the royal artillery. a few days ago she went to medics complaining of stomach pains. only then she learned she was pregnant. on tuesday the baby was born five weeks premature. the soldier not been named by the mod conceived her child before being sent to afghanistan. the mod says mother and child are in stable condition and receiving the best possible care. the statement goes on to say it is not military policy to allow service women to deploy in operations if they are pregnant.
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but in this instance, the mod was unaware of the pregnancy. this is the first time a british soldier is nonto have given birth on the front line though more than 170 service imwhwomen been sent home after they learned they were pregnant. this fueled debate if medical checks, routine pregnancy testing are needed before women are deployed to the front line. >> the soldier in question was extremely lucky that she was actually at camp bastion before she gave birth. there, a properly established medical facility that could look after her properly. if she had been sent out on patrol, working at a for ward operating base it may have been a very, very different story and outscum m outcome may not be what it is. >> reporter: a team of medics is on the way to care for the mother and baby on their flight home. carolyn wyatt, bbc news. >> isn't that crazy?
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>> not like she, if she knew she was pregnant she easily could have left. 200 servicewomen have left afghanistan. after learning they were pregnant. >> you c go home if you are pregnant. >> she didn't know. >> this was not a stunt. she would have taken the first plane ride out of there. unbelievable. the woman. this is great. imagine this. pregnant the whole time. included training, 8-mile march and 5-mile run. pregnant. not knowing it. tough lady. >> discovery channel, i'm pregnant, dot, dot, dot. i'm pregnant and didn't know it. the woman, same situation. got sick. took a pregnancy test. came back negative. lost weight. pictures of her 6 months pregnant. could not tell she was prg naeg. maintained her period. had no idea. literally gave birth in the bathtub. what is it coming out of me? a chide. it has happened. >> guess it happens. >> i was huge, no denying i was pregnant.
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katy perry at the top of the pop music charts. it isn't enough. >> how the singer is looking for more in her life and finding it. you are watching "world news now." ♪ the taste of her cherry chapstick ♪
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♪ baby you're a fire work ♪ come on let your colors burst ♪ >> all right, katy perry hitting gold with her music and love life has been giving her some trouble. >> yes it has the. maybe that is why the singer is on a journey, a spiritual quest so to speak taking her to new heights. abc's cecilia vega explains. >> reporter: she's known for kissing other girls. ♪ i kiss aid gied a girl and li♪ >> reporter: and hanging out
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with california girls. ♪ california girls were undeniable ♪ >> reporter: just when it seemed like this superstar's career couldn't climb any hyper, there is katy perry on top of the world. it its the photo she tweeted wednesday to more than 26 million followers, writing, i ate, i prayed, i climbed a volcano. ♪ sound vaguely familiar? >> i have not given myself two weeks of a breather to just deal with myself. ♪ wide awake >> reporter: perry is on an eat pray love journey of her own from mysterious mountains to meditations, tweeting all along on monday she wrote, getting some -- out of my chakras. over the weekend starting the day with a group meditate, breakfast of champions. and i can feel the phoenix rising. ♪ days like this i want to drive away ♪ >> reporter: why so much soulsearching for a 27-year-old?
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to start there was that high-profile divorce from russell brandt what a year it has been. so much chronicled in katy's movie "part of me." ♪ this is the part of me >> reporter: now this daughter of evangelical parents is on a spiritual quest others have taken. perry says she has crystals and a mantra, not saying what it is. i can't tell you what it is. i wish i could. it its really good. it might be my last word. may be part of my last dying breath. cecilia vega, abc news. >> people mention, she had an evangelical upbringing, christian performing artist for a long time before she delved into secular music. she may come back. >> help she found her peace. >> she found her man. >> helping with a spiritual
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journey or another journey. >> helping her drain the bank account. >> she kissed john and she liked it. >> she did. i don't know what to say. keep talking. >> "insomniac theater" coming up. how about that? >> very good. >> we'll be right back.
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>> it is friday morning. that means time for "insomniac theater." we are going to take a look at some of the new movies out this weekend. >> this morning, we have "end of watch" and first a look at a movie, clint eastwood and the chair. and justin timberlake, called "trouble with the curve" not curves, baseball, curveball. he has been a long-time scout. a very good scout for the atlanta braves. they're starting to question his judgment. especially with one of the nation's top prospects, about to enter the draft which i believe is played by justin timberlake. his daughter, amy adams enters the picture and accompanies him
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on this scouting trip. against her better judgment. she is a high-powered, atlanta law firm, lawyer. decides to join him and help his fledgling career and help the braves believe in him a little more. here's what transpires on the scouting trip. >> i want you to drive straight to the airport. i don't need your pointy little nose in my business. >> i don't want anything to do with your business, i'm any just here -- >> gus, good to see you, man. it's johnny. >> johnny, little johnny. johnny "the flame" flanigan. >> nobody's called me that in a little while. >> only getting 56% approval rating on rotten tomato. i love the review. it doesn't hit a home run. still worth catching it. forget about clint eastwood, in trouble with the curve he uses his gravelly rasp to talk to the audience who will respond to the old-fashioned movie master.
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>> i can't stop watching the guy. i love clint eastwood. end of watch, the new film, also with michael pena. and, it is basically a cop movie with lots of chases and shoot them ups and all this. really about two guys, bonding. read the plot. from the writer of training day, good history, riveting action thriller, puts audiences at the center of a chase like never before. young lapd officers discover the secret and go after a dangerous drug cartel. >> this is the lifeblood of our organization. paperwork. the way red cells carry blood to the body. >> good time bonding. chases. very good ratings. rotten tomatoes, 84%. jake with the shaved head. kind of macho, right. good for the cop look. >> looks good, with hair, without hair. >> you likey? >> yeah. >> it got good ratings. check it out.
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>> that's the news for this half-hour. have a good weekend.
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this morning on "world news now" -- draw down. the last u.s. troops from the surge in afghanistan have left the country. the pentagon says the surge strategy worked, but we remain a nation at war. it's friday, september 21st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, i'm john muller. rob nelson is on assignment. >> i'm paula faris on this friday. in just a moment we'll get a report from afghanistan on the turning point in the war. also this half-hour, the wait is over. the iphone 5 hitting stores around the world today. enthusiastically. and hundreds of eager people already have their hands on the hottest gadget around. i am going to wait until the
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iphone 6 comes out. and then maybe i can get that. >> i joked originally i would patriot for the iphone 7. said that years ago. almost here. coming up, a new restaurant opens its doors to the public but the staff can't get out. we will show you the prison restaurant where everything is cooked by the cons. >> huh. not sure -- >> apparently fine cuisine. it's like part of their -- >> hamburger. >> there you go, you just don't want to send it back to the chef you know. tell him it is undercooked. >> shackle salad. later, kato kaelin stirs up a new controversy. what the former key witness is saying now about o.j. simpson and one of the most notorious double murders in our nation's history. >> a watershed moment in the nation's longest war, the troop surge in afghanistan is over. >> u.s. officials confirming the last of the surge forces have left the battlefield and country. tens of thousands of american troops remain on the ground and in harm's way.
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abc's mow ham -- mohammad lila, from afghanistan, the details of the draw down from kabul. >> reporter: defense secretary leon panetta calls it an important milestone, almost three years since a wave of additional u.s. troops deployed to afghanistan in a surge designed to cripple the taliban, defeat al qaeda, and give afghan forces sat part they need. -- forces the support they need. this morning, the last of those americans are out. it was december 1, 2009, at west point, that president obama announced the surge. >> and as commander-in-chief i have determined it is in our vital national interest to send an additional 30,000 u.s. troops to afghanistan. >> reporter: at that time he also announced a schedule for their withdrawal, a goal that has now been met. 33,000 u.s. troops took part in the surge. 10,000 of them were out by july of last year. and the remaining 23,000 are now gone. but in his statement, the defense secretary had a sobering reminder saying, "it is important
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to underscore that even as our surge troops return home, there are roughly 68,000 americans who remain in a tough fight in afghanistan, alongside their nato and afghan partners. we are a nation at war." the human toll of the surge was tremendous. of the almost 2,000 u.s. casualties in afghanistan, 57% happened during the surge. now those who remain face the die-hard insurgents and the growing threat of insider attacks. the deadline to bring the final american troops home is still 2014. good news there, important to point out. 68,000 americans still in harm's way and still fighting. >> until the end of 2014. >> the danger now from insider attacks. three people killed last week. another one killed this week. from, from afghan forces -- and being attacked working alongside americans. you are expecting the enemy over there, not next to you. yeah. >> for sure.
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it has got to be a frightening situation to be in, you don't know who to trust. >> absolutely right. the white house is on the defensive over a deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. there were mounting question as -- questions about why ambassador chris stevens didn't have more security and if the administration didn't see the attack coming, or if they've did why didn't the white house now call it a terrorist attack? they haven't gone so far as to say it was methodically planned. >> it was a spontaneous, not a premeditated response to what had transpired in cairo. >> what happened in benghazi was not an anti-american protest, not as the result of a youtube video, it was an orchestrated anti-american terrorist attack. >> meanwhile in tripoli, libya's president joined mourners at a memorial for ambassador stevens and three americans killed in that attack. a notebook kept by the colorado movie theater shooting suspect was at the center of arguments during a court hearing. james holmes appearing in court with short brown hair instead of the orange seen before. prosecutors yesterday gave up their fight to see the notebook
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that holmes sent to a psychiatrist saying they didn't want to delay proceedings. analysts say they could still get their hands on it. >> if the defense plead not guilty by reason of insanity, and i have every expectation they will, then the probability is that the prosecution will get to see this notebook. >> a judge yesterday also agreed to add ten attempted murder charges to the 142 counts holmes already faces. accused of killing, 12, wounding nearly 60 others in the july attacks. they said we are not going to pursue this it will delay proceedings. if he pleads insanity as you heard they will get their hand on it, anyways, he waives privilege. ironically might be able to use it against him, it was premeditated how could it be insanity if premeditated. >> the two new felony charges they haven't been spelled out. he already faces 24 counts of first degree murder. 116 counts of attempted murder. now ten additional counts
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coming. >> they said his appearance is different, his hair was shaved, he was a little more alert, looking around the room, looking at the media, family members, smiling at times. moving his mouth, not speaking. still bizarre behavior for him. former detroit mayor kwame kilpatrick faces the music. today, he and three others go on trial, in federal court, charged with using the mayor's office to enrich themselves. kilpatrick resigned his office back in 2008 because of another scandal that sent him to prison for 14 months. this trial could last four months and send him behind bars for a decade if he is convicted. 16 members of an amish community in ohio have been convicted for hate crimes in a bizarre series of hair and beard cutting attacks. federal prosecutors, say that they aimed to humiliate victims over religious differences. the defendants never denied the attacks. but said they stemmed from a family feud. sentencing is scheduled for january. >> mullet, a classic last name.
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>> a muller, not mullet. >> florida convenience store. you might say he got a round of beer on the house. the knife-wielding man, he reached over the counter, yanked a wad of cash from the register. but he didn't get far. look at this. the clerk just grabbing a four-pack of beer, and just whipping the cans at the thief. the stunned robber drops the money. runs. but police eventually catch up with him because he smells like beer i assume. >> good improvising. beer cans. pulled the hockey move. pulling the shirt over. >> that must have hurt. ever been hit by a can of beer? >> no, i don't think i have ever been hit by a can of beer. been hurt after consuming cans of beer. >> now gave everyone an idea. sorry about that. >> there you go. apple iphone 5 goes on sale today, customers overseas are already picking them up. in japan this morning, smiling apple fans. among the first in world to get their new phones. apple is expected to sell 50 million phones by end of the year. abc's tech editor, joanna stern already has one, and says it is
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remarkably thin, light and fast. >> it is much faster. the network speeds are much faster. web sites are basically just popping up. so, it's a real difference between this and past 3g iphones. all right, stern says the iphone's main advantage over the best droid phones, much easier to use. but there are already complaints about apple's new maps app full of errors. people want google maps back. >> siri, should we get the new iphone 5? >> sure, i'm not sure what to say. >> there you have it. >> i think you should. >> the jury is still out. >> siri, is the 5 better than the 4? probably same thing. >> we're moving on. here is your friday forecast, everybody. morning fog in the northeast, late-day showers pittsburgh to detroit. louisville. got to say it -- like you have marbles in your mouth. >> louisville, louisville. >> mix of rain/snow. >> wisconsin. >> windy at times with scattered showers and thunderstorms through much of florida. florida. >> mostly 80s in the southeast.
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upper 60s and 70s in the middle of the country and northeast. 93, in dallas. 103, phoenix. pretty hot shot from a high school soccer game in massachusetts. >> straight from a corner kick, a one-legged player uses crutches during the games, volleyed the ball, straight past everybody into the goal. nicoli is a senior at concord carlisle regional high in concord, massachusetts. that is awesome. >> totally awesome. look how fast he is on the crutches. no one-shot wonder. he also plays on national amputee soccer team. after the goal we can see why. look at how quick he moves. >> he is -- has got some athletic prowess. he at age 13 became the first person ever to summit mount kilimanjaro on crutches. >> awesome. >> scores a goal every now and then. good for him. >> cool dude. >> uh-huh. coming up a memorable witness in the oj simpson case changing his story. >> fine dining served in prison by prisoners? what diners have to say about correction system cuisine.
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♪ ♪ be our guest be our guest ♪ put our service to the test ♪ tie your napkin around your neck, cherie ♪ >> uh-huh-huh. >> fantastic new restaurant. in the most unlikely of places. >> it's called the clink, not for clink of glasses but for the location. we have more from the bbc's howell griffith. >> reporter: meet the chefs, serving a long stretch, the clink offers fresh crab ravioli,
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and goat's cheese tarts, and mates like canyon reid hope that working here will prepare them for working in the community. >> the first time i have had a proper job. so it is a good experience at the end of the day. >> reporter: the food at the restaurant is a world away from what the inmates eat themselves. they're paid 12 pound a week. but the clink denies that they're being exploited. all the prisoners who work in the clink are category d, the lowest risk. most within months of finishing their sentence. the ministry of justice insists they're not being given an easy time or unfair advantage. when it comes to competing for work on the outside. >> prison isn't just about punishment. prison is also about public protection. it's also about rehabilitation. >> reporter: if it is to survive the fickle restaurant business, the clink will need to be more than just a novelty. the first diners seemed impressed with the quality of the food. >> i had the rabbit and it is absolutely delicious. the atmosphere here is lovely,
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much more relaxed than i thought it was going to be. the decor was fantastic. >> come down today as a bit of a tester. i thought it was excellent, absolutely superb. >> i chose the beef cheeks which i was expecting to be quite tender. they're in a red wine sauce which is very rich. but it is very nice. >> reporter: the min streep of- ministry of justice already has plans to open two clinks a year across the uk. meaning fine dining behind bars could be on the way to a prison near you. >> you have to trust them, with those knives. >> i know these are not violent, violent offenders. these are kind of low-grade prisoners. >> yes. >> pretty cool. 15 prisoners who work within farms and gardens at a jail. they harvest a lot of crops that get put into the dishes. >> remember the scene from "shawshank redemption." problem reintegrating. it helps them reintegrate, ex-jailbirds, cons like me,
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reintegrate. they have something tangible to add to society. >> what are you whipping up? >> shish kabob. >> shackle sandwich. >> yeah, got that from upstairs from sandy. the director. >> credit where credit is due. >> actually pretty cool. and the reoffending rate is only 31% as opposed to 61%. for those that have not participated in the program. >> a good thing. >> teach a man to fish. don't just give him one. >> bingo. coming up. we'll be seeing much more of heidi klum. she says she is not happy about it. >> you might be happy about it. could an arrest cause fiona apple's career to go up in smoke. wasn't it already in smoke? it's all next. >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this
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♪ skinny so skinny >> all right, so heidi klum, not ashamed to dress down into skivvies, bra, underwear, as a victoria's secret model. likes to take it off on vacation in france. >> okay. european. >> yes, now she is threatening to sue because there of course were some pics taken of her topless on a private beach.
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a secluded beach. she was with her bodyguard, now boyfriend, without a bikini top. it's, the photos have surfaced on several web sites on vacation. and she is claiming that she -- potentially could sue over these topless pics. waiting to see how the kate middleton situation unfolds to see whether or not she should sue. >> i don't know. i guess she is not a royal. little different. if you are going to, if you are going to have them out there they're bound to get photoed. right? >> my feeling, if you are a celebrity, just keep it on. if you know what i mean? >> unless you don't care. >> exactly. >> all right, kato kaelin, world's famous houseguest, o.j. simpson's houseguest. seems he can't get his story straight whether or not he thinks o.j. did, or not. according to tmz, brian kato kaelin is denying reports that he definitely knows simpson killed his wife. do i feel he is guilty, yes. can i prove it. no.
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he told headline news last week. he also reportedly told another paper, "the new york post," the statute of limitations passed now i can say yes he did it. apparently he is talking. >> hemming and hawing. backtracking, back pedaling. >> he says he did, he didn't. yeah, a little discrepancy there. >> oh, moving on. >> fiona apple, she has been a bad, bad girl. >> really? >> arrested released on bond, drug possession. >> okay. >> yes, she was at a border checkpoint in texas. and her tour bus was pulled over. and the little dog-sniffing, drug-sniffing dog discovered that she had pot. she was hauled to the county jail. and during the -- mug shot, she keeps her eyes closed and had a serious expression on her face. she freely admitted it belonged to her and she is sprung, bond the next day, $10,000. there she is mug shot.
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>> that is some mug shot there. >> that is the jumpsuit they gave her in prison. >> what would you do if you had to do your mug shot? would you smile? look morose? what would you do? there is no way to win on a mug shot. >> never crossed my mind i would break the law. i would never break the law. >> i think i would smile. what the heck? put your best foot forward. lindsay lohan arrest, the video supports the chef's claim he was a hit-and-run victim. reading from "the new york daily news," give them credit where credit is due. seems to say the chef might be exaggerating about it a little bit. that his injuries might be exaggerated. he says that -- that, daily news that he fell to the side and was in so much pain. apparently the video doesn't really show him falling after being struck. it shows him twirling around and following the car down the ramp. yeah, looks like he was hit. but, yeah, maybe he is making the most of it so to speak. she is still on probation. >> she is. speaking of lilo, she and another guy in the headlines, charlie
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sheen, have a tryst in the upcoming movie "scary movie 5" a picture. want to show you. it is truly scary. they're allegedly sleeping together. they get offed right away in the move vef. >> that's a good photo.
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you're watching "world news now." >> sleep is overrated. ♪ >> tgif. it is -- finally friday. it's been a super busy week in the news. >> from the battles of war to the fights of politics. here is our "friday rewind." >> this was a very deliberate, well-planned, well-executed attack by the taliban that created chaos and mayhem on a base that should have been more secure. >> i am fed up with watching our seriously good soldiers waste
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their lives, have their lives wasted by people who are meant to be our friends. >> this has got to be making them, prince harry, i doubt he would want any one to be in a position because of his presence. >> one of the things i have learned as president is, you represent the entire country. and my expectation is that if you want to be president you have to work for everybody not just for some. >> our campaign has a secret weapon. and that secret weapon is speaking right now in tulsa, oklahoma. let's take a look. >> hello, i'm mitt romney. and i understand the hardships facing ordinary americans. for example, this summer, one of my horses failed to medal at the olympics.
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so i know hardship! >> this type of gutter journalism simply won't be tolerated. >> whatever the amount of damages the french court will award it will be a fraction of the publicity that the magazine will have gained. >> this contract is a break with past practices and brings a fundamental change that benefits our children. >> trust is going to be a big issue. it is going to see how this contract is enforced. >> oh, so much better! oh. how are my little triplets doing? >> did you see the commercial by the way? did you see that? >> i didn't. i didn't. >> missed a lot while you were away. >> what was the commercial? >> for one of the water companies, not vitamin water, other water. >> smart water. >> smart water. yeah. >> takes off this thing, secret camera at home. got the belly. better keep reading. and tweet us some pictures. we want to know why you are watching? >> thank you for watching. ♪ ♪ . >> announcer: this is abc's
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